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CT-SCAN (Computed Tomography)

General Instructions

CT (Computed Tomography) is a specialized imaging test to visualize different body tissues and organs in detail. CT imaging is particularly useful because it can show several types of tissue—lung, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels—with great clarity. Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
The patient should have NOTHING to eat for 4 hours prior to a CT examination. Patients may only have clear liquids (water, apple juice). Patients should take their medications at the normal time with clear liquids only. Patients should not take Metformin the morning of the imaging study. Some patients may need to drink oral contrast. If the patient was dispensed oral contrast by the scheduling clinic, then the patient should drink the bottle 2 hours prior to their scheduled appointment. If the patient did not receive the contrast prior to his/her schedule appointment time, then he/she must arrive in Radiology 2 hours prior to their examination time.

CT Examination of Head /Neck/ Chest – With Contrast Only

(No special prep necessary without contrast) Nothing to eat or drink for 4 hours prior to the examination. If the patient has allergies to contrast, then the patient’s physician is responsible for prescribing necessary pre-medications. For diabetic patients having a CT examination with IV contrast, please see the instructions above. Take all non-diabetic medications as directed.

CT Examination of Pelvis – With or Without Contrast

Nothing to eat or drink for 4 hours prior to the examination. Drink first bottle of contrast 2 hours prior to the examination; drink the second bottle of contrast 60 minutes prior to the examination. If the patient has allergies to contrast, then the patient’s physician is responsible for prescribing necessary pre-medications. For diabetic patients having a CT examination with IV contrast, please see above Take all non-diabetic medications as directed.

CT Examination of Abdomen and Abdomen/Pelvis With or Without Contrast

Nothing to eat or drink for 4 hours prior to the examination. Drink first bottle of contrast 2 hours prior to the examination; drink the second bottle of contrast 60 minutes prior to the examination. If the patient has allergies to contrast, then the patient’s physician is responsible for prescribing necessary pre-medications. For diabetic patients having a CT examination with IV contrast, please see the instructions above. Take all non-diabetic medications as directed.

CT Examination without Contrast

No preparation is required.

What to Expect During Your CT

You will lie on a scan table that slides slowly into a large CT scanner. The CT staff will take preliminary scans to help define the area to be imaged. During this time, you will be asked to hold your breath and lie still. Once the area is defined, you will receive an injection of contrast media through the IV to “highlight” the vascular structures. As the contrast is injected, you may feel a warm flushing sensation or a metallic taste in your mouth. This is a normal and will pass quickly.
It is important that you remain very still during the procedure. You may be asked to wait a short time while the images are reviewed to determine if additional images are needed.

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